The Product Management Interview Blog

Why Is It so Hard to Get a Product Manager Job

Job hunting for a Product Manager job is hard and takes a lot of work and some luck. So many skills are required to be a good Product Manager and it is also a leadership position. You are in charge of multiple teams that are developing a product. The requirements for the job are huge and it is heavily reliant on the amount of experience that one has.

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How to Solve PM Case Studies in Less Time

Product Management is situational and contextual. No product development lifecycle is going to be seamlessly executed every single time for every single product. Similarly, during the interview process, the same answer for similar questions will not always be correct. These answers change based on who is asking and context behind the questions they are asking – specifically, for the case study based questions.

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Best Practices for Product Managers

Being a Product Manager is not easy with all the heavy responsibilities on your shoulders. It is important to stay on your toes and up to date on knowledge. You will always have to educate yourself on new skills and habits.

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What is Scrum?

Scrum is one of the most popular, if not the most popular management framework available. Most Product Managers around the world use the Scrum framework, as it’s a very important framework to learn, and understand.

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How to Be a Great Product Manager

There are many distinct qualities of a Product Manager that separates them from other positions. However, even amongst fellow Product Managers are distinct traits that separate the good Product Managers from the bad, and the great from the good. This is a question asked multiple times by students of Product Gym, and even by Product Managers worldwide. 

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What is Product Vision?

When making a product, you always have to figure out the reasons for what the product is being made for. Whatever purpose the product is being made for, that is the vision. It is the arrow pointing you in the direction you need to go.

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Should a Product Manager Know How to Code?

No.

A Product Manager does not NEED to know how to code. A Product Manager is skilled in many things due to having many responsibilities that involve technology, user experience, and business. It is definitely a plus if the Product Manager knows how to code, but it is not required.

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What Is a Senior Director of Product Management?

A Senior Director of Product Management is one of the highest levels of Product Management positions available. The Senior Director of Product Management oversees the entire duration of a Product, as well as the fulfillment of a company’s overall strategies and goals to be positive. There are many requirements to become a Senior Director of Product Management, mainly either an MBA or equivalent in years of experience.

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